About Us

Welcome to the website of the Gush Katif Committee 


The Gush Katif Committee (AKA Friends of Gush Katif) has three central functions:


  1. Working with the government and the various Gush Katif communities in order to promote solutions to the varied needs at both the temporary sites and the permanent communities.
  2. Maintaining a strong connection between the former Gush Katif residents including the youth and young adults, to ensure that the second generation grows-up with a healthy connection to Gush Katif.
  3. Voicing the opinion of the Gush Katif people in crucial areas.

About US


The Gush Katif Committee

The majority of the Gush Katif residents retained their community frameworks and reorganized independently after the expulsion in order to re-establish new communities and return to whole and meaningful lives.

It was under these circumstances that the Gush Katif rabbis initiated the current framework of the Gush Katif Committee in order to unite the activities carried out on behalf of the Gush Katif residents.

The "Forum of Ten" within the Committee is made up of the community heads and includes additional groups representing the Gush Katif residents.

The Committee has three central functions:


  1. Working with the government and the communities in order to advance solutions to different needs at the temporary sites and permanent communities.
  2. Keeping a strong bond between all the Gush Katif people and communities including youth and young adults, to facilitate growth stemming from the healthy connection to Gush Katif.
  3. Voicing the opinion of the Gush Katif people in various areas

Working with the government and the communities:


  • Working with the Tnufa administration and the government offices in order to promote various issues.
    • Advancing implementation of legislation and government decisions.
    • Centering the Gush Katif lobbying in the Knesset.
    • Pushing to start a National Inquiry Committee.
    • Fundraising for communities.
    • Helping weak families.
    • Taking care of a variety of needs that stem from the needs of the population.

In the area of keeping the strong bond between the Gush Katif people intact:


  • Youth activities in the summer and several events during the year.
  • Publishing a newsletter for the Gush residents.
    • Shared events for the Gush people.

In the area of voicing the opinion of the Gush Katif people in various areas:


  • Raising awareness to different "stuck" issues.
  • Lobbying for the permanent communities of Gush Katif.

We have worked together with many partners over the past few years, and thank G-d, succeeded, in achieving meaningful changes in the areas of personal compensation, communal compensation, agricultural and business compensation, and we continue making progress toward the settlement of the permanent communities.